Robert Woods

Tennessee Titans
Wide Receiver #10
Tennessee Titans
Wide Receiver #10

Robert Woods News

Contract restructured

Woods agreed Tuesday to restructure his contract with the Titans by converting $2.6M of his base salary into a signing bonus, Field Yates of ESPN reports.

Analysis: Tennessee gets more room to maneuver in-season due to the transaction. Woods' contract carries a 'dead cap' number of just over $2 million for the 2023 season, per, and now one year removed from his ACL injury, he has 32 catches for 351 yards and one touchdown on 56 targets across his first 11 games with Tennessee. The veteran wideout has mostly worked as a short-area target through the early stages of his Titans tenure, and further contract talks could have to be carried out this offseason if he is to remain with the team.

Nov 29, 2022 6:25 AM EST

Wastes six targets

Woods recorded two receptions on six targets for 16 yards in Sunday's 20-16 loss to the Bengals.

Analysis: Woods tied for the team lead with six targets, yet he averaged only 2.7 yards per target to turn in a disastrous performance. Positively, he's seen at least six targets in three consecutive games, though he's combined to post only 95 yards on 20 targets in that span. Unsurprisingly, Woods has completely lacked any big-play ability, as he has only three receptions of 20 yards or more and one score for the season.

Nov 28, 2022 6:28 PM EST

Stays busy in Week 11 win

Woods brought in six of seven targets for 69 yards in the Titans' 27-17 win over the Titans' 27-17 win over the Packers on Thursday night.

Analysis: Woods finished second to Treylon Burks in receptions, receiving yards and targets on the night, posting a season high in catches along the way. The veteran has mostly filled a short-area role during his brief Titans tenure thus far, but he could be a beneficiary of the increased defensive attention Burks should start increasingly receiving from opposing defenses down the stretch.

Nov 17, 2022 9:11 PM EST

Non-factor in win

Woods recorded two receptions on seven targets for 10 yards in Sunday's 17-10 win over the Broncos.

Analysis: Woods tied for second on the team with seven targets, but he failed to show any rapport with Ryan Tannehill. While lack of a passing game offered some explanation for Woods' slow start to the season, volume was not an issue for him Sunday. Instead, he simply couldn't do anything with his opportunity, and he has surpassed 40 yards in only one game this season.

Nov 13, 2022 8:33 PM EST

No catches in OT loss

Woods failed to haul in either of his targets in Sunday's 20-17 overtime loss to the Chiefs.

Analysis: Rookie quarterback Malik Willis completed just five passes Sunday, so it's hard to blame any receiving option for producing a poor fantasy line. The veteran wideout has seen his production dip significantly since joining the run-first Titans this past offseason. The versatile Woods owns a 22/256/1 receiving line with no rushing attempts through eight games, making him a tough sell no matter who is under center for Tennessee next Sunday against the Broncos.

Nov 7, 2022 12:06 AM EST

Quiet in Sunday's win

Woods caught both his targets for 26 yards in Sunday's 17-10 win over the Texans.

Analysis: While his numbers weren't good, Woods actually led Tennessee in receiving on the day as rookie quarterback Malik Willis completed only six passes in his first NFL start. The veteran wideout hasn't reached 40 yards in any of the last four games, but Woods could have an opportunity for a lot more production in Week 9 if Ryan Tannehill (ankle) is back under center and has to try and keep pace with the high-octane Kansas City offense.

Oct 30, 2022 7:56 PM EST

Three catches in win

Woods recorded three receptions on four targets for 26 yards in Sunday's 19-10 win over the Colts.

Analysis: The Titans jumped out to a 13-0 lead by halftime, so Ryan Tannehill attempted only 20 passes. As a result, Woods led the team with four targets and tied for the lead in receptions. He was also limited to short areas of the field and has now managed to surpass 40 receiving yards in only one of six games this season.

Oct 23, 2022 9:36 PM EST

Does little with eight targets

Woods recorded four receptions on eight targets for 37 yards in Sunday's 21-17 win over the Commanders.

Analysis: Woods led the Titans in targets but couldn't build on his strong Week 4 performance. Instead, he managed only 4.6 yards per target and tallied under 40 receiving yards for the fourth time in five games as a Titan. So long as the team's offense can run through Derrick Henry, Woods' production is likely to remain sporadic.

Oct 9, 2022 7:22 PM EST

First touchdown as Titan

Woods recorded four receptions on four targets for 30 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 24-17 win over the Colts.

Analysis: Woods served as the Titans' top wide receiver and tied for the team lead in both targets and receptions. His upside was limited as Ryan Tannehill attempted only 21 passes, but Woods still managed to tally his first touchdown in Tennessee on a seven-yard reception midway through the first quarter. Woods now has three consecutive games with four receptions, but he may struggle to produce more as the team remains reliant on Derrick Henry to power its offense.

Oct 2, 2022 9:06 PM EST

Shows rapport against Raiders

Woods recorded four receptions on nine targets for 85 yards in Sunday's 24-22 win over the Raiders.

Analysis: Woods looked the part of the top receiver in Tennessee, leading the team in targets, receptions and yards. His longest reception of the day went for 41 yards when he leaked behind the Raiders' secondary, though he also managed chunk gains of 21 and 16 yards. Woods has shown improvement in each of his three games as a Titan, and he'll look to keep that going in a Week 4 matchup against the Colts.

Sep 25, 2022 6:15 PM EST

Marginal improvement in Week 2

Woods caught four of five targets for 39 yards in Monday's 41-7 loss to the Bills.

Analysis: This is a step up for Woods after his one-catch Titans debut, but the entire Tennessee offense looked even worse than it did in the season-opening loss to the Giants. While Woods wasn't expected to fill the void created by AJ Brown's departure by himself, the veteran receiver was certainly expected to play a greater role than he has thus far for a Titans team that's scored just 27 points heading into a Week 3 visit from the Raiders.

Sep 19, 2022 7:52 PM EST

Nearly invisible in Titans debut

Woods caught one of two targets for 13 yards in Sunday's 21-20 loss to the Giants.

Analysis: The veteran receiver was brought in to replace A.J. Brown as the Titans' No. 1 option in the passing game, but Woods failed to show much chemistry with Ryan Tannehill in his first game with his new club. Rookies Treylon Burks and, surprisingly, fifth-round pick Kyle Philips both had much stronger performances, but Woods will likely need to show up in Week 2 as Tennessee travels to Buffalo for a Monday night clash.

Sep 11, 2022 6:51 PM EST

Makes Titans debut

Woods caught his only target for three yards in Saturday's 26-23 preseason win over Arizona.

Analysis: Woods has been ramping up his activity in practice while recovering from a torn ACL and Saturday marked his first time on the field for game action since he suffered the injury. The results weren't particularly notable, but Woods should be in line for plenty of targets -- particularly early in the season -- even in the relatively low passing-volume Tennessee offense.

Aug 27, 2022 8:25 PM EST

Expected to play Saturday

Woods (knee) is expected to play in Saturday's preseason finale against the Cardinals, Paul Kuharsky of reports.

Analysis: Woods noted Thursday that his surgically repaired knee is "not even a thought" anymore, and his looming preseason appearance solidifies that notion. Assuming no setbacks, he's in line to open the season as the top option in a Tennessee wideout corps that also includes Treylon Burks, Nick Westbrook-Ikhine and Kyle Philips.

Aug 27, 2022 1:56 PM EST

Not worried about knee

Woods said Thursday that his surgically repaired knee is "not even a thought" anymore, Jim Wyatt of the Titans' official website reports.

Analysis: Woods has been practicing on at least a limited basis since May OTAs, with the goal all along to be ready for Week 1 against the Games. He seems to have progressed a bit faster than most players coming back from ACL tears, but it's nonetheless possible his snaps will be scaled back whenever he takes the field for the first time since last November.

Aug 25, 2022 12:46 PM EST

Increasing workload at camp

Woods (knee) hasn't been a full participant in practice, but he's making progress and his workload has included some 7-on-7 drills, reports.

Analysis: Coming back from a mid-November ACL tear, Woods got in some work at the offseason program and then avoided the PUP list for the start of training camp. He's already said his goal is to be ready for Week 1, and he's on track to make that happen with five and a half weeks to go before Tennessee's season opener. Woods is the favorite to lead his new team in targets, though rookie first-round pick Treylon Burks is also a viable candidate.

Aug 4, 2022 8:04 AM EST

Aiming to play Week 1

Woods (knee) says his goal is to be ready to play in the season opener against the Giants, Kevin Patra of reports.

Analysis: Woods is unlikely to play in preseason, but he has progressed well in his recovery from a mid-November ACL tear. The veteran wide receiver has been able to build a rapport with quarterback Ryan Tannehill by running routes in practice, as Woods' knee is already healthy enough for non-contact work.

Jul 29, 2022 11:19 AM EST

Sheds knee brace

Woods (knee) participated in Wednesday's training camp session without a brace on his surgically repaired left knee, Turron Davenport of reports.

Analysis: Woods continues to run routes and participate in catching exercises at practice, though it may still be some time before he's cleared for contact activities. Still, all news surrounding Woods' recovery process has been encouraging with respect to his chances of suiting up Week 1. Rookie first-round pick Treylon Burks appears to be putting issues with asthma and conditioning behind him as training camp kicks off, so it looks like there's a chance quarterback Ryan Tannehill could begin the post-A.J. -Brown era with both his new top wideouts at full strength.

Jul 27, 2022 7:49 AM EST

Running routes

Woods (knee) ran routes and caught passes at OTAs on Tuesday, Paul Kuharsky of reports.

Analysis: It'll be a while before he's cleared for team drills or contact, but this is a strong sign Woods is on or ahead of schedule in his rehab from the ACL tear he suffered a little over six months ago. His progress still needs to be monitored throughout spring and summer, as the timing of the injury (mid-November) means any little setback could threaten Woods' availability for Week 1. With A.J. Brown off to Philadelphia, the Titans are counting on trade acquisition Woods and first-round pick Treylon Burks to be the top weapons for Ryan Tannehill, whose other pass catchers with NFL starting experience are WR Nick Westbrook-Ikhine and TEs Austin Hooper and Geoff Swaim. In other words, the Titans really need Woods to continue with his impressive rehab progress.

May 24, 2022 9:07 AM EST

Making steady progress

Woods has been patient in his recovery from a torn ACL but is feeling "really good," Jim Wyatt of the Titans' official site reports.

Analysis: Woods has been present at the team's voluntary program this offseason, though he has not physically participated. Instead, both Woods and the team have noted that the focus is on his ability to take part in training camp and maintain his health for the entirety of the 2022 season. Woods was acquired by Tennessee in mid-March, and he could be in line to lead the receiver corps after A.J. Brown was traded during the NFL Draft.

May 22, 2022 7:52 AM EST

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